Asian Champions Qatar take on global giants Brazil in friendly

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Asian Champions Qatar take on global giants Brazil in friendly
Qatar’s Akram Afif in action during a training session ahead of today’s friendly against Brazil.

Qatar will attempt to test their abilities against Dani Alves-drove Brazil in their agreeable gathering in Brasilia, today. The match will commence at 3.30am Qatar time tomorrow at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, the second biggest arena in Brazil. 

The five-time title holders Brazil, positioned third in the FIFA PC, have a 1-0 straight on record against the Qatari men, having won 6-1 in their past gathering which occurred path in 1979. 

During the present cordial, everyone's eyes will be on the PSG star Neymar who was as of late deprived of the captaincy. 

Brazil, overseen by Tite, will be driven by the new captain Dani Alves and will miss the administrations of Allison and Roberto Firmino, who are crisp off winning the Champions League with Liverpool, and rejoining the group not long from now. 

Qatar, then, will attempt their best to demonstrate that their Asian Cup title win in February is no accident. 


In the Asian Cup, Qatar went out of control, winning each of the seven of their matches with 19 objectives, yielding only one. They crushed Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Lebanon in the gathering stage, before going through the knockout stage with wins of South Korea and Japan in the last. 

The Brazil agreeable will be the ideal open door for mentor Felix Sanchez's men, who are showing up in Copa America which commences in an additional 10 days. 

The World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar are in Group B nearby Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay. They are one of two invitee groups toward the South American competition nearby Japan, showing up. 

Qatar will open their crusade against Paraguay on June 16, while Brazil are in Group A close by Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru. 

"We need to acquire understanding and perceive that we are so near the South American groups in front of greater rivals and rivalries," Sanchez said during a question and answer session in front of the group's outing to South America. 

"We had an extraordinary Asian Cup and it was a major accomplishment. Ideally, it will assist us with competing however this is an alternate challenge and it is our first time to play against South American groups. 

"We need to perform at the most abnormal amount and perceive how we can go up against Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay; they are previous World Cup champions. It will be intense however it will be a decent test to perceive how prepared we are for 2022. There will be a great deal of physical requests yet the players are inspired," Sanchez said. 

"Our interest in the Copa America can be viewed as a huge advance in our adventure towards the World Cup, a voyage that we began some time back. In Brazil, we'll play against experienced groups that are absolutely of a higher bore than what we saw at the Asian competition," he told FIFA in a meeting couple of days back. 

"Our gathering incorporates Argentina, whose capacities are notable, and Colombia, who are astoundingly great entertainers, regardless of whether at World Cups or the Copa America. Paraguay additionally brag a pedigreed history. In this way, I trust these matches will fill in as a significant arranging post for me and the players. They'll disclose to us where we presently stand and what we have to do in the following stage," the Spanish strategist said.